Saturday, August 30, 2014

White House response to Sgt. Tahmooressi petition for release!

If only U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi was a deserter or member of the Taliban!

If he was either of the two the Obama White House would be falling over itself to secure his release from a Mexico prison where he languishes for making a wrong turn!

But alas he is merely a United States citizen who served honorably in the United States military and is also suffering with PTSD.

That being the case our Commander-in-Chief has not so much as lifted a finger to get him home.

The inaction by this administration is an unmitigated disgrace meaning that it comes as no surprise and, to put it into terms that Barack Obama can understand, par for the course!

Here is the tepid, useless and feckless response by the White House to a petition signed by over 130,000 demanding that the Obama administration do something, anything, to get Tahmooressi released.

Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexico Imprisonment

Response to We the People Petition on Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi

The U.S. State Department continues to provide extensive consular assistance to Mr. Tahmooressi, and will do so until his case is resolved. As in all cases when a U.S. citizen is arrested overseas, our goal is to see that Mr. Tahmooressi is treated fairly during the judicial process with the hope that he can receive the support, both emotional and medical, that he may require now and at the conclusion of the proceedings.

Mexico is one of the United States’ most important partners. We have close economic and cultural ties, and we work closely with them on numerous sensitive issues. While we will not go into detail about our private diplomatic discussions on this case, U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have spoken to Mexican officials at the highest levels regarding Mr. Tahmooressi’s case.

Mexican authorities have been very willing to engage on this issue. They have provided prompt and continued consular access and visitations. As a result, the State Department has been able to provide regular updates on Mr. Tahmooressi’s condition to his family, Members of Congress, and the press.

We respect the rule of law and expect the judicial process of sovereign nations to protect other U.S. citizens who might find themselves in similar circumstances in the future. We will continue to monitor the case and work with the Mexican authorities as this case proceeds through the Mexican judicial system. We continue to urge the Mexican authorities to process this case expeditiously.

H/T Pundit Press

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